Harold W. Reiser III

14 years of work experience
Select Sothebys International Realt
270 Broadway, Suite 103
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
(518) 588-5224

Ratings & reviews (17)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2014
browneyedsusan01
Listed and sold a home
Having known and worked with Harold for several years, I knew that when the time came to sell my home, there would be only one choice. And, he didn't disappoint. I knew I could trust Harold to handle our listing with the same integrity and professionalism that I had witnessed over and over throughout the years. I also knew I could trust him to be honest with us about things to consider doing to the house to enhance it's appeal. I wasn't to excited when he suggested we replace the carpet in the bedrooms, but I knew he was right. We received prompt feedback on each showing and he kept us informed along the way after we moved. I really appreciated the smooth negotiations and process that brought us to closing. He was there every step of the way. I would gladly choose Harold again should we ever move back to the area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2014
lcombs6
Helped me buy and sell homes
In 2013, I met with Harold (aka Clutch) and discussed the potential sale of my home. Per Harold?s advice, minimal changes needed to be made to the house prior to listing. Once listed, my house sold within a week. Harold?s knowledge on the area, the real estate market, and his easy manner and professionalism helped make the entire process less stressful. While going through the closing process for my house, Harold was also assisting us in finding another property. We had been searching, unsuccessfully, for several years for the right type of property. Harold listened to our wish list and noted the features that were most important to us. We ended up placing a bid on the second property we were shown. After being shown the property, I remarked that I could not come up with one negative. This was not the norm while we were looking on our own, we usually had a long list of deficits. Within a month?s time I was closing on my house and going through the purchase process for the second property. We have been in the new house for six months now and could not be happier. Harold is an excellent choice if your looking for a real estate agent that will listen to you, provide good advice, and handle difficult situations. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2014
abreault5
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have worked with Harold for 7 years on dozens of closings. The moment I receive his call about a closing in which we are both involved, I know that the closing process will go as smoothly as it can because he will do whatever is necessary to make sure his client, and everyone involved, is accommodated and satisfied with the result. Harold devotes himself fully to each of his clients and makes himself available to them whenever they are in need of his guidance. His knowledge of the area is rivaled only by his network of professionals. Anyone who wants to buy or sell real estate in the Capital District would be lucky to have him represent them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2014
mbates1
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have handled financing for some of Harold's clients. Harold works so well with other professionals because he knows the business inside and out, so when there is a bump in the road he is a team player and helps resolve issues creatively and fast. Hire this guy because his "I can" attitude, professional handling and sincerity to do whats best for his clients is off the charts. Michael Bates Trustco Bank Financial Services
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
user6596904
Helped me buy home
I worked with Harold for an extended period of time seeking to purchase my first house in over twenty years. The search was complicated by the fact that I was living in Washington, DC, while trying to find a home in the north country. By any measure, Harold is simply the best real estate agent in the area. His knowledge of the area and of the market is unmatched, as is his knowledge of the real estate business. His mild mannered approach to the business, combined with highly refined negotiation skills and a dogged determination to find the right house generates total confidence that he will get the job done. He did find me a beautiful home in 2013 and I am deeply grateful for all he has done. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2014
matthias66
Listed home, but didn't sell
Mr. Reiser has been working very closely with me to sell a house in a very challenging real estate market in upstate New York. He has made the process seamless. From our initial consultation, through the listing and showing process, he has guided me as a seller and each individual potential buyer with extreme sensitivity and care. I was delighted with the listing including a detailed description of the property and beautiful pictures. He continues to maintain contact with me regularly and has produced many prospective buyers. I have complete confidence that as the real estate market solidifies, he will make this sale! To my knowledge, there is no better realtor in upstate New York. I would highly recommend his services. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
tompruz2000
Helped me buy home
Mr. Reiser's local knowledge and keen business sense for the local real estate market was amazing and helped make our first time purchase so much more enjoyable. After being in the military for 29 years, he assisted us buying our new home with little or no concerns. He handled the transaction with military precision. I would recommend Mr. Reiser to all of my friends and colleagues.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
jvpiccolo44
Listed and sold a home
Harold sold a house for me in a matter of months at a time when others in the area were very literally taking years. The buyer obtained a loan that required a complex array of inspections and the like; Mr. Reiser was a step ahead of the process all the way -- which made the whole thing surprise free and relatively painless for me.His knowledge of the local market, the process and his ability to deal with the buyer were impressive. I recommend him without hesitation. If I ever have a need to buy or sell real estate again, I will contact Harold. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
hortonbuilding
Listed and sold a home
I have know a lot of realtors and I put Harold at the top of the list. A professional is to work first for the client, and Harold does that. He does his homework, gives you honest advice and follows up. I had a spec house that needed to sell in 2008 right after I built it. To make matters worse, it was in Upstate NY in a recreational area in the Adirondacks. Nothing was selling, especially high end property. I made an appointment with Harold, he drove over 40 miles to my house and went over all the details. He took professional pictures of all of the features, listed the property in 7 or more real estate market areas, and published an 8 1/2 x 11 color brochure exclusively for this property. It worked, and less than two months later we had a signed contract. After closing, I received a call from Harold, and he said, "Thank you again for the listing. How about going out to dinner?" I accepted, and we have been friends for 6 years now. I won't promise a friendship, but I will attest to a dedicated professional who will get the job done. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
roberttspring
Showed me homes
I've worked alongside Harold on countless listings and transactions and am consistently impressed by not just his professionalism, but his dedication to truly understanding each client on an individual basis. Some realtors I've met do this job "for fun," "on the side," or for social reasons - Harold treats his job like a career and the results show. I would not hesitate to recommend Harold for help in buying or selling your next home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
fzarro
Showed me homes
Harold is always honest, forthcoming and eager to help. His is experience and skill in the real estate business are formidable and his understanding of people no less impressive. Above all, Harold is a gentlemen and it is always a pleasure to work with him.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
ulrichjp
Listed and sold a home
Harold is extremely thorough. He is direct and to the point. When you are selling a home, there is little point in not being forthright. Harold is most competent and puts forth a sincere effort to act on our behalf. We would enlist his services in the future were we to have need again for a realtor. Also, the Sotheby's representation package is significantly above that which is offered by other area realtors.
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2014
keelysnyder
Helped me buy home
Harold is professional, honest, and a truly knowledgable realtor. I would highly recommend him to anyone selling or buying a home. He worked hard for us, was always available and committed, and is genuinely a really lovely person.
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2014
Fat Boy4
Helped me buy home
Harold is a great person to have working with you as an agent. He's always right to the point and has a solid command of the real estate buying and selling process. One of the most likable guys you'll ever know... which makes what can be an emotionally trying time very easy to deal with because he know how to put everyone at ease. If you need a great partner who thinks on his feet, you need Clutch as your agent.
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2014
jdsmullen2
Helped me buy and sell homes
Following his help in selling the family estate in Glens Falls and a house for my brother in Malta, when we needed to purchase a home for my mother-in-law here in PA and sell one for her Florida, we turned to Harold for advice, knowing we could trust his word and judgment. In addition to his experience and expertise, he helped us work with the realtor in Florida and to navigate our way through the successful private sale here, going so far as to research real estate law in PA so we could be assured that our purchase was completed with no potential hitches. Attentive, personable, and utterly honest, Harold has earned our highest recommendation Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2014
user44953299
Showed me homes
Harold helped me in a house search. Very professional, ethical and knowledgeable. He knows this area very well and has impressive knowledge of real estate trends.
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2012
Sebastian22
Showed me homes
Harold is a true professional. He has a thorough mastery of the markets he serves, is immediately responsive to my needs which is important because I am buying from long distance, a skilled negotiator who knows just about everyone in the industry. And, perhaps most importantly, he is extremely personable and patient with his clientele. I would use no one else.